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Paralympic chief hails Tokyo 2020 prep but hotels ‘biggest concern’

The lack of accessible hotel rooms highlights a social stigma sometimes faced by disabled people in Japan.

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test

The mixed relay, a new event for Tokyo 2020 involving two men and two women, was won by France in a photo finish from Great Britain after a nail-biting final sprint.

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

After nine lifters were suspended following drug tests, Thailand is facing a crisis in its most successful Olympic sport, less than a year away from the 2020 Games.

Tokyo 2020 medal designer basks in sudden fame

Junichi Kawanishi was lounging at home having a few drinks when he received the phone call saying his design was selected.

Boxing body excluded by IOC from Tokyo 2020

AIBA's exclusion is due to issues surrounding its finances and governance.

Suresh sets golden target at Tokyo Paralympics

Suresh wants to deliver gold for Malaysia in Tokyo next year.

IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 games budget cuts

An Olympic official is giving the go for the Tokyo 2020 organisers to cut cost, however sports associations are against the idea saying it could harm the games.

Olympic champion Park wants to defend her title in Tokyo

Park was not sure if she would compete in Tokyo 2020 but decided it was worth a try as the tournament got closer.

Woods sets sights on Olympic gold in Tokyo

Tiger Woods is aiming to win an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo next year.

Rise and shine, early start for marathon at Tokyo 2020

Last time Japan hosted the Summer Olympics, in 1964, the competition was held in October to avoid the hot summer conditions.

Win not enough to prevent shock Olympics exit by Morocco

The Congolese won the 1st leg of the 2nd round tie 2-0 4 days ago and they qualified 2-1 on aggregate.

Tokyo unveils ‘cherry blossom’ Olympic torch

Materials used to construct the torch came from aluminium construction waste from temporary housing built for victims of the 2011 quake and tsunami.

Heat, floods, quakes: Tokyo 2020 preparing for any disaster

Tokyo is known as a safe haven for many locals and tourists alike, however, to ensure Tokyo 2020 Olympics goes smoothly organisers will beef up on security.

Tokyo 2020 venues to be 100% smoke-free

There are designated smoking areas at most sporting venues in Japan but this will not be the case at Tokyo 2020.

North, South Korea eye joint march, teams for Tokyo 2020

The two nations had marched together at the 2018 opening ceremony in Pyeongchang for the first time since the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 unveils new budget, spending unchanged at US$12 billion

A report from government auditors made headlines in October when it revealed that a budget-busting ¥800 billion had been allocated by government ministries and agencies.

Refugee team to take part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in 2016 in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics that year.

Tokyo Games savings at US$4.3 billion but more to come, says...

The IOC welcomes the savings, saying more should be done to make sure the Games budget is balanced or even profitable for organisers.

Ex-Olympic champion Pellegrini targets fifth Games at Tokyo 2020

Former Olympic 200m freestyle champion Federica Pellegrini had been contemplating retirement, but decided against it.

Freestyle great Ledecky powers towards Tokyo 2020

Katie Ledecky sees the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships as an important stepping stone in her quest for Olympic gold medals in 2020.

Tokyo 2020 to up security with facial recognition system

The technology will use IC chips within identification cards to automatically verify the identity of those entering over 40 venues.

Japan swimming federation gets sinking feeling over morning finals

The Japanese Swimming Federation has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater to US audiences.

Badminton great Lee eyes 2020 after Commonwealth hat-trick

Lee, approaching the end of one of badminton's great careers, remains without an Olympic gold, but he said he hoped to have one more shot at Tokyo 2020.

Chong Wei considering national squad role post-retirement

Badminton world number one says he still has a few years of badminton left in him, and believes no Malaysian can equal his achievements.